US News Surfer seriously injured in shark attack

12:41  16 april  2018
12:41  16 april  2018 Source:   Sky News

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A woman has been attacked by a shark while surfing near Laniakea, on the North Shore of Oahu. Marjorie Mariano, local to Oahu, had been surfing “When the two surfers got close to her and saw the injury , immediately one man removed his own leash and applied a tourniquet to stop the bleeding.

A SURFER has been left seriously injured after fighting a great white shark off the Australian coast – just a week after another man died in a fatal attack . He was taken by ambulance to Lismore Base Hospital in serious but stable condition, police said.

The surfer was airlifted to a hospital in Perth © Other The surfer was airlifted to a hospital in Perth

A surfer has been left with serious injuries to both of his legs after being attacked by a shark off the coast of southwestern Australia.

Local ambulance spokesman Dennis Bertoldo said the man, aged in his 30s, was surfing near Gracetown when he was attacked at around 8am local time on Monday.

He was treated on the beach by paramedics before being flown 160 miles by helicopter to a hospital in Perth, where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

An RAC rescue helicopter at the scene. Pic: WAtoday.com.au © Other An RAC rescue helicopter at the scene. Pic: WAtoday.com.au

Photographer Peter Jovic, a witness to the incident, told ABC how the surfer had managed to "body surf" back to the beach after being attacked.

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A woman has been attacked by a shark while surfing near Laniakea, on the North Shore of Oahu. Marjorie Mariano, local to Oahu, had been surfing around 6pm Two surfers rushed to help her and used a leash as a tourniquet, Marjorie was going into shock and was taken to Queen's Hospital in Oahu.

SYDNEY — A surfer was seriously injured as he repeatedly punched a shark that mauled him off the Australian east coast today (July 31), less than a week after a fatal attack , police and a witness said. Mr Craig Ison, 52, sustained significant wounds to his left leg and hand.

He said there was a "lot of thrashing around", which made it "hard to see what was going on"

"I saw the guy who had been attacked get separated from the board and then start to paddle for an inside wave, which he managed to body surf all the way in," he added.

One witness said the shark was likely a 'white pointer' - better known as a great white. File pic © Getty One witness said the shark was likely a 'white pointer' - better known as a great white. File pic

"They got him to shore and started working on him to stem the bleeding."

Another witness, Brett Newland, told the station it was a "large shark" and that "from the way it was behaving, it would have been a white pointer" - better known as a great white.

The attack prompted the World Surf League (WSL) to temporarily postpone the nearby Margaret River Pro surfing contest, with lifeguards having spotted a 13-foot-long shark just off a nearby beach two hours later.

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He suffered serious injuries to his upper leg and torso as the shark struck, taking a large chunk out of his board. "It was definitely coming around again, you could see the fin and he [the shark ] looked ready to attack ," surfer Tony Constance said.

SYDNEY -- A surfer was seriously injured as he repeatedly punched a shark that mauled him off the Australian east coast on Friday, less than a week after a fatal attack , police and a witness said.

In a statement posted to its Facebook page following the incident, the WSL said it had decided to suspend the competition for an hour after "discussions with local authorities".

The league added: "Surfer and staff safety are top priorities for the WSL and when competition resumes, further enhanced safety measures, including ski and drone presence, will be added to the event's mitigation protocols. We look forward to a great completion of the event."

Several beaches in the Gracetown area were closed in the wake of the attack, including Lefthanders, where the Department of Fisheries reported the presence of a whale carcass.

An alert has been issued warning beach-goers that the carcass could draw sharks closer to shore.

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Outdoor enthusiast Dylan McWilliams has had a rough few years, but he isn't turning his back on nature.Last week, McWilliams of Grand Junction in western Colorado was body boarding off the island of Kauai, Hawaii, when he felt something hit his leg. "I saw the shark underneath me. I started kicking at it—I know I hit it at least once—and swam to shore as quickly as I could,” McWilliams told the BBC. The wound required seven stitches and the teeth marks suggested it was a tiger shark.

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